|Titre :||Effectiveness of a brief-intervention and continuity of care in enhancing attendance for treatment by adolescent substance users|
|Titre original:||(Efficacité d'une intervention brève et continuité de la prise en charge dans l'amélioration du traitement d'adolescents usagers de drogue)|
|Auteurs :||R. J. TAIT ; G. K. HULSE ; ROBERSTON S. I.|
|Type de document :||Périodique|
|Année de publication :||2004|
|Format :||289-296 / tabl.|
|Note générale :||Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2004, 74, (3), 289-296|
|Discipline :||TRA (Traitement et prise en charge / Treatment and care)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEPSYCHOTROPES ; INTERVENTION BREVE ; ABUS ; ADOLESCENT ; ENTRETIEN ; SUIVI DU PATIENT ; PRISE EN CHARGE ; EFFICACITE
Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of a brief intervention enhanced by a consistent support person in facilitating attendance for substance use treatment following a hospital alcohol or other drug (AOD) presentation.
Participants: We recruited 127 adolescents (aged 12-19 years) from hospital emergency departments, 57 were female. Sixty were randomly assigned to receive the intervention and 67 to receive standard hospital care. For the purpose of comparison, normative data were also collected (at baseline) from 122 non-AOD presenting adolescents.
Intervention: The brief intervention involved identifying impediments to treatment service attendance and facilitating attendance via a consistent support person.
Results: At 4 months, a significantly greater proportion of the intervention group, both daily and "occasional" drug users, had attended treatment than the usual care group. Regardless of attendance at the treatment service the intervention group showed a greater improvement in GHQ-12 scores than the usual care group. Across groups, a greater proportion of those who attended treatment moved to "safer" drug use behaviour (non-hazardous alcohol consumption and/or non-injecting drug use (IDU)), and showed a greater decline on a composite total drug use score.
Conclusions: Adolescent attendance for treatment can be improved by brief intervention with harmful substance use behaviours reduced for both "occasional" and daily users. Improvements in psychosocial well-being is observed regardless of attendance at a treatment service.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||33|
|Affiliation :||University School of Psychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences, QE II Medical Centre, Nedlands, WA, Australia|
|Numéro Toxibase :||804630|
|Centre Emetteur :||08 CAS Strasbourg|